Note from the Editor – Mainsheet November 2010

From the Editor:

It is hard to believe that summer is over and we are heading into the fall sailing season.  We had a late start this year due to family matters.  Then the proliferation of 100+ degree days made sailing and any exterior projects very uncomfortable.  In fact, I just got my new 135% genoa up, which was delivered in April, on a relatively cool day this past week and used it for the first time today.  Definitely makes tacking down theYork Rivermuch easier and adds about 5 degrees pointing capability versus the old, baggy 150.

I will report that one of my winter projects has performed wonderfully over the summer.  That project was adding a vent in the starboard lazerette with a 12V pancake exhaust fan wired to run with the refrigeration compressor.  This simple project has completely eliminated the “boat smell” that used to emanate from the

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